Ex-Clipper remains an ex

The Nanaimo Clippers will drop the puck with one fewer forward than anticipated.

A deal for ex-player Todd Kennedy ended up falling through. The power forward failed to remain in contact with the Clippers this week after initially agreeing to return to the team.

The Clips thought they had acquired the former major junior player from Alberta’s Drayton Valley in a cash deal that also involved the Penticton Vees.

Nanaimo will still be able to ice four healthy lines for the start of the B.C. Hockey League season as Myles Fitzgerald is expected to play Saturday (Sept. 11) at Powell River.

Clippers general manager Bill Bestwick said he doesn’t anticipate trying to acquire another forward at the moment.

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